Dr. Brijmohan Lall Munjal
(1st July 1923)
The founder of the Hero Group was your classic first generation entrepreneur. He was a man who started small, dreamt big and used a combination of grit and perseverance to create one of the country's largest corporate groups and the World's No.1 manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters.
Instinctive from a young age, Brijmohan Lall started his life in the late 1920s, when he walked into a newly opened Gurukul (Indian heritage school) near his home in Kamalia. He was only six years old then.
There began an extraordinary tale of courage and perseverance. Brijmohan began his business story after India gained Independence from British Rule in 1947, when he and his brothers relocated to Ludhiana. The family set up a company that provided people with basic transport (cycles). Three decades later, as India evolved, he added a second crucial chapter - which visualized affordable and technologically superior transport to millions of middle class Indians. The rest is history.